Tell The Bartender - A Storytelling Podcast (storytelling)

In this Episode: 

Maggie's brother, who has Asperger's Syndrome, ended up in solitary confinement while in jail after an incident at his group home. She opens up about the complicated and flawed legal system in America, and how it often fails people with special needs. Then The Bartender shares some thoughts about Charlottesville, allyship, and the importance of listening and learning. PLUS a listener shout-out, and a sneak peak into next month's episode.

Direct download: Episode_97__The_Healthcare_Prison_Industrial_Complex.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this Episode: 

When Lynne went out on an audition for print work, she didn't expect the callback to happen so soon, except it was possibly neither an audition nor a callback. Then Betsy shares her experience working with an actor who did more than cross a few lines (and dance classes).

Direct download: Episode_96__Youre_Beautiful.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Writer/Performer/Awesome Person Shelton Pritchard Lindsay talks about the power of performance, and its role in facilitating conversations, reaching across political party lines and uniting the entire world. Sometimes. 

Then, Katharine plays a very special audio clip from a very special person (her boyfriend)'s recent graduation speech about being an artist in a capitalist society.


In this Episode: 

When Annie was training as a birth doula, she had very strong emotional reactions to some births, which made her look into her own. She talks with The Bartender about how the way we come into this world matters.

Oh, and she also tells a story about the time she, for her job, mediated a fight between roommates over a thermostat.

And huge thanks to The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast! Listen to them!

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Direct download: Episode_94__Your_Birth_Day_1.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

In this Episode: 

The Bartender talks to Jen Glantz who is a "Bridesmaid for Hire", and has SO MANY QUESTIONS. Then Nancy Halpern shares some of her adventures from when she spent 5 days in Burma, alone, in her 20s. We then bring it back to American politics, the current Muslim "It's-not-a-ban-but-it-is-a-ban" Ban, and the impact of people traveling outside of their comfort zones.

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Direct download: Episode_93__Sometimes_A_Bridesmaid_And_Traveling_Worldwide.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 5:00am EDT

In this Episode:

The Bartender sits down with Idelisse MalavĂ© and Joanne Sandler, the creators and co-hosts of the hit podcast, Two Old Bitches. The two talk about the evolution of their bitchery, the liberation that comes with running out of f$%ks, and how they accidentally became models for pee proof underwear.

Direct download: Episode_92__Two_and_a_Half_Old_Bitches_1.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 9:09pm EDT

In this Episode:

The Bartender shares some of her thoughts post election. Then, comedian Jes Tom talks about finding humor in times of despair, the best way to handle misgendering someone, and the time their grandmother got revenge against a school bully at the tender age of 8 after getting out of a Japanese internment camp.

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Direct download: Episode_91__The_Future_of_Regular_Degular_Comedy.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 4:29pm EDT

In this Episode:

Melani, a single mother at age 41, found love in a hopeless place (an airport hotel in Pittsburgh). After 5 wonderful years with this man, she talks about moving forward after he passed away. Then we hear from Will whose father abandoned his family on Christmas Day when he was 16. He's trying to repair the relationship, and writing a show about it in the process. It involves a nuclear power plant and Brazil, not necessarily in that order.

Direct download: Episode_90__Second_or_Third_Fourth_Fifth_Chances.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

In this Episode:

Jen and Alli spend a lot of time on the internet procuring content for their show, but what happens when they meet the face behind the avatar? They talk about lessons learned from strangers on Craigslist, explain what a "Splenda Daddy" is, and expound on Mpregs, Semenology, and women in comedy. You know, the usual. 

Direct download: Episode_89__I..._Did_Not_Know_That.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 9:36pm EDT

In this Episode:

(TW: Rape, Abuse)

When Julie was sexually assaulted by the head of a prominent animal rights organization, she learned the limitations of her own rights in the "progressive" community. And then we hear from Tod, who saved a three legged dog and named it named Piggy. But who really saved who?

Direct download: Episode_87__Service_Dogs___Brogressives_2.mp3
Category:Storytelling -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT